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WEST MARINE WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver

Model # 14286801Mfg # WM4000

Reg. $199.99

Save $50.00

$149.99

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Product Description

Here’s a terrific value for the digital age. Our Digital Media Receiver comes with Bluetooth® for wireless interface with your iPhone, with a front-panel USB input for direct control of your iPod or other digital music device as well. It’s got a seven-channel weather radio receiver so you can check the forecast on the water. An SD card input is behind the face so you can listen to MP3 or WMA music files, and it’s SiriusXM ready (tuner sold separately).

Built for the world of saltwater, the receiver’s conformal-coated circuits, UV-resistant construction, EDP chassis and mounting sleeve and silicone covers for the front USB and 3.5mm inputs make it a rugged choice for the boat. With 240 watts of power, this stereo brings you great sound without costing a bundle. Includes an IR direct-sight remote and you can add our RF30 waterproof, floating wireless RF Remote Control Kit, and you can control the WM4000 from anywhere on or near your boat (typical effective range is 30').

  • Functions: AM/FM/Weather/USB-iPod/SiriusXM compatible
  • Watts: 240W (60W x 4)
  • CD Ready: No
  • Display Type: 16-character two-line positive white LCD
  • Tuner: Digital MOSFET w/30 station presets
  • Face Design: Removable
  • Remote Control: IR Remote included, RF30 Wireless Remote Kit (Model 12246047, sold separately)
  • Inputs: Rear RCA, front USB, 3.5mm, SD card
  • Preamp Outputs: 2-pairs of preamp outputs (F + R/S selectable)
  • Waterproof Rating: Splash-resistant
  • Warranty: One year

Product Manual

Specs

WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver

Amplifier 60 Watts x 4
Connection Interface AM
FM
Weather
iPod
USB
Sirius XM
Display Color Monochrome
Display Type 16 Character Two-Line Positive White LCD
Features Remote Capable
Removable Face Design
Satellite Radio Ready
Warranty Details One Year

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West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver
 
4.0

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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63%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to install (7)
  • Good audio (7)
  • Attractive (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Relaxing (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (4), Advanced (3)

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4.0

Great radio

By David

from MA

About Me Intermediate

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Clear Sound
  • Easy To Install
  • Good Power Output

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

      Great sound from this feature packed unit. Very easy to install and connect to Bluetooth.

      • Was this a gift?:
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      1.0

      Terrible!

      By Capt H

      from Charleston, SC

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

            I had the WM4000 installed in August '14. I don't have it hot wired to the battery so I have to press a switch to turn it on. I was annoyed to learn that it doesn't have a memory battery. So, it won't hold radio station presets and I have to enter the bluetooth code in my phone every time.

            The worst thing is the unit has never worked an entire day since I've owned it! It's typical day is 4-5 hours and then it just stops producing sound. It has power, is on, it says it's working, can switch between functions, just no sound. No static, no nothing. Then the next morning I switch it on and it's good to go. Works perfectly for another few hours then it's done for the day.

            This week however it had decided to permanently stop working. I'm going to WM today to get it replaced under warranty, but I'm so dissatisfied with it I'm seriously considering just buying an entirely different unit!

             
            5.0

            Packed with features

            By Rick in Nashville

            from Nashville, TN

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Clear Sound
            • Easy To Install
            • Inexpensive

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Relaxing
              • Small Boats

              Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

              Bought this unit to replace a DUAL head unit with a removable faceplate that stopped making solid contact with the receiver. That radio only worked half the time and most of the time needed to be held in place in order to adjust volume and change stations.

              **SIDE NOTE to manufacturer's removable faceplates on a BOAT are a very bad idea.

              This unit was a quick install matching the colors of the DUAL wiring to the single DIN connector on the West unit.

              Although this does have a drop down faceplate it's connection's are much more solid than the DUAL removable.

              Sound is ok out of the box for what I needed, (I don't need to entertain everyone within a 3 mile radius at WOT) but if you want to rock out you will want to add an amplifier.

              Packed with features like: Bluetooth, hands free calling with the included microphone (when using a Bluetooth enabled smartphone), AUX inputs on both the face and the rear of the unit.

              All in all a great deal and a good radio

              (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Blutooth needs a boost

              By FXsales

              from Ft Lauderdale, FL

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Clear Sound
              • Easy To Install
              • Good Power Output

              Cons

              • Very Weak Blutooth Signal

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

                It was time to put my temperamental Sony head unit to pasture, and it was a decision between the 4000 unit and 3000 from West Marine. After reading reviews here I decided to 3000 was a little too fragile, and having Blutooth onboard would be a nice feature. I went to the Ft Lauderdale West Marine to listen and check the features. Since it was Black Friday I didn't expect hand and foot service, so I went into the audio booth and started testing. Pairing the Blutooth was easy enough, and soon I was scrolling through the playlists on my iphone testing the sound quality on several genres of music. Since my head unit is located in the saloon of a Searay 270 Sundancer I wanted to test the range of the Blutooth as my phone is typically mounted on the left side of the helm. I barely stepped outside of the glass audio booth and the signal from phone to head unit started cutting out. Less than 10 feet away. An associate finally joined me and said that the glass was probably blocking the signal, and with all the navigation devices mounted on the other side of the wall there might be interference. I thought otherwise, since the Blutooth on my Ford SYNC system will allow me to enter my house and will not disconnect. Sine the unit was a good deal, and there's no glass between my helm and saloon I figured I would buy and give it a shot. Installation was simple since I was just replacing a similar unit. The unit has decent sound for the price and the controls were pretty intuitive. Once mounted in the wall of the saloon I paired my iPhone and went to the helm to give it a test ride. For reference, not direct line of sight, the distance between the helm and the head unit is only about 8-9 feet. When I laid the phone on the helm dash the Blutooth was already intermittent. I also noticed that the output level while on Blutooth is not nearly as high as using the USB connection, even when the source level setting was cranked all the way to six. (Maximum)
                To verify my suspicions, I borrowed my dock neighbors August (brand name) portable Blutooth transmitter that plugs into the aux jack on the head unit and paired my phone. I walked two boats down on the dock and never lost signal to the head unit. (about 25 feet)
                The other features of the unit worked well and the audio output was decent for a unit at that cost. Since there's no CD mechanism the unit is very light and easily mounted. My overall intentions were to use Bltooth to be able to change tracks and playlists in lieu of buying the RF30 IR remote kit, which would have added another $70.00 to the cost of the unit.
                In closing, If you have a mid-sized cruiser with the head unit mounted below I would not recommend this unit, unless there is a firmware update or some modification that will increase the Blutooth capability. If you have a smaller boat where the head unit will be mounted topside it might suffice. If the signal were stronger I would have given it four stars, maybe five. If you already have this unit there is a Blutooh adapter for under $20.00 that uses the aux in jack that performs much better. The line of sight remote provided with the unit is decent enough, and will control the unit if I hold it out to my left while at the helm. So, if Blutooth is your main concern I would probably do some more research and maybe find a better unit.

                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Upgraded After 15 years

                By Sailor John

                from Stamford, CT.

                About Me Advanced

                Pros

                • Clear Sound
                • Easy To Install
                • Good Power Output
                • Weather Resistant

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Partying
                  • Relaxing
                  • Small Boats
                  • While Boarding

                  Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

                  Great radio with so many features. No More CD's just my SD Card with 1500 songs+.

                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  great unit

                  By Sanity Check

                  from Baltimore

                  About Me Intermediate

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Clear Sound
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

                      have this on my Rinker 270easy to install runs 6 speakers no problem. Love the SD card feature. Loaded hours of music, no commercials. Friends have used the iPod dock and the Bluetooth feature is a nice touch.

                      (9 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Nice Stereo to replace my older stereo

                      By runabout_guy

                      from Boston, MA

                      About Me Intermediate

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Bluetooth Music Streaming
                      • Clear Sound
                      • Easy To Install
                      • Good Power Output
                      • No Rattle
                      • Weather Resistant

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Partying
                        • Relaxing

                        Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

                        Love the fact that it supports bluetooth music streaming. Which means if you have an iPhone or Andriod you can stream music, local radio stations, ..etc and control the volume which is really awesome.

                        Installation took about 15 minutes once I figured how to connect the loose wires to the existing wiring harness from the old stereo.

                        (10 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        great unit

                        By Captain Tony

                        from Sarasota Fl

                        About Me Advanced

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Clear Sound
                        • Easy To Install
                        • Good Power Output
                        • No Rattle
                        • Waterproof
                        • Weather Resistant

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about West Marine WM4000 Bluetooth Marine Stereo Receiver:

                            Nice Unit, good sound, and loaded with features for the money. I like the Bluetooth hands free. I have a Garmin XM weather-audio receiver, and the rear AUX inputs were an important feature that are hard to find in a marine unit.

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